My third 'people in the park' shot from last Sunday. This guy seemed to be lining up in preparation for shooting birds on the lake. Personally I find using a tripod in such circumstances rather inconvenient.
Sorry folks, not much time to comment at the moment, maybe more tomorrow.
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ChrisJ (86818) 2005-10-20 5:35
I like the backlighting on the mans profiled head. Not sure if the cigarette smoke is any good for the lens birds or even the man!
Well seen, with good sharpness. Tfs.
jhm (122366) 2005-10-20 12:27
I think without tripod with a telelens, very difficult make a beautiful image, the lens weigh very heavily. The photographer care for very good for its lens.
Nice picture Richard, with the blur background.
eleparc (24063) 2005-10-22 5:41
bad start for this guy! he shuts his eyes and he forgot the envelop around his lens.. haha! nice catch richard!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-10-22 16:26
Wow - I never seen a camera "Dressed" up this way - I like way you got that photographer a job and believe that with his lens a tripod also a must - thanks Richard.
Ged (391) 2005-10-24 13:22
Nice shot, With the blurred background.
I bet you had to be quick off the mark to get this one.
keribar (43841) 2005-10-26 1:01
And " nice to meet you" for the first time. Superb candid picture, showing us yourself and your splendid array.
Maqny thanks - Izzet
rabani (9645) 2006-01-18 22:26
I agree with you especially when it concerns widlife photography. I can never imagine getting any of my wildlife shots with my camera "tied" to a tripod. Unless of course if the subject is either still or in a posing mood. The best way to shoot wildlife is to go for the ISO which gives us the shutterspeed equal or higher than the reciprocal of the focal length and shoot multiple. Safety in numbers, there's always a good or better ones with higher numbers.
wanderlust (171) 2006-06-23 11:07
I think that is a Spotter. It helps in spotting the birds that you can shoot with your camera.
Since they have high focal length, it is very difficult to view birds without a tripod.
Usually a bird photographer would use a Monopod i.e. a stand with one leg but tripod is indispensable when you're shooting in low light situations and high focal length.
- Copyright: Richard Gatward (RGatward) (20050)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-300 DO IS USM f/4.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Photographers at work II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-20 3:19